United States (1877-1929): Specialized Collections

August 15, 2008


Collection of over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Focus is on radio, television, transportation, beauty and hygiene, and World War II. See Emergence of Advertising in America for advertisements from 1850-1920.

August 15, 2008

American Radicalism

Collection of primary sources about 20th century radicalism in the United States from the Michigan State University Libraries. Includes resources related to the A.I.M., Asian Americans, birth control, the Black Panthers, the Hollywood Ten, the I.W.W., the Ku Klux Klan, the Rosenberg Case, Sacco and Vanzetti, the Scottsboro Boys, the S.D.S., and Wounded Knee.

August 15, 2008

World War I Document Archive

Collection of primary documents relating to World War I.

August 15, 2008

Haymarket Affair Digital Collection

Collection of manuscripts, trial documents, artifacts, broadsides, photographs, prints, press accounts, and other published materials relating to Chicago's Haymarket Affair (1886), a pivotal event in the early history of the American labor movement.

August 15, 2008

Documenting the American South

Collection of primary sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the late colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Includes collections of slave narratives, Southern literature, and materials related to the church in the black community.

August 15, 2008


Full text of Harper's Weekly with extensive indexing of articles, illustrations, and advertisements.


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